Razer Ripsaw HD Review

So you want to become a streamer, but how to capture that awesome visuals from your favorite console or second gaming rig? Well, there is a box for that and the Razer Ripsaw HD is just what you need. The specs on the Ripsaw HD is pretty impressive, with 4k…

The Crit:

Value for Money - 86%
Quality - 86%
Look/Feel - 84%
Extra's/Features - 82%

85%

A must have for console Streamers

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So you want to become a streamer, but how to capture that awesome visuals from your favorite console or second gaming rig? Well, there is a box for that and the Razer Ripsaw HD is just what you need.

The specs on the Ripsaw HD is pretty impressive, with 4k passthrough, 1080p recording, USB 3.0 Type C and HDMI 2.0 for almost no latency on your screen. Size wise it is smaller than the original Ripsaw(yes there was one before the “HD” refresh) almost as big as an external HDD. Ok so what makes the Ripsaw HD so awesome? Well if you gaming on a console you can plug your Mic and Headphones directly into the unit. This means less software and less hassle when it comes to streaming your content.

It only took me about 10-15min to setup the Ripsaw HD with OBS and I also tested it with the Streamlabs OBS variant(took about 10min). The one thing I noticed is that you must have your headphones plugged in the Ripsaw HD to monitor the audio from your console(well I had to might have been a wrong setting on my side). When I recorded video from my Nintendo Switch I didn’t get any lag when playing and the video afterwards was phenomenal. The only thing that I wished they included in the box is a longer USB type C cable(my tv is a bit further from my PC).

Overall I am really pleased with the Razer Ripsaw HD, it does precisely what it says on the box….it streams and records with almost zero latency! The only down side that I can think of is there is no software in the box, but most streamers or beginner streamer will have there favorite streaming software already installed. And I would have liked a longer USB Type C cable. I would recommend the Ripsaw HD to any streamer that wants to get good quality for there streams and reviews. This is your local mad scientist signing out….now to do that Zelda stream…

Price:
R2699 (Evetech)
R2899 (Raru)
R2759 (RebelTech)
R3289 (Takealot)

Recording: Uncompressed 1080P 60FPS
Interface: USB 3.0 Type C only
Video Input: HDMI 2.0
Audio Input: HDMI
Audio Mix-in: 3.5mm
Video Output: HDMI 2.0

About Gert Rautenbach

Gert Rautenbach
Mad Scientist by day, Reviewer by night, These are the strange tales of the man known to most as LukeRaNcOr! I am an avid collector of Comics and Games(starting from the very old ZX Spectrum) and a intermediate(hoping for advanced) scale model builder. I also like Anime especially mecha based anime and build electronic circuits for my quest in World Domination! If I'm not doing any of the above I relax with a good book and the company of my awesome wife that supports my endeavors of being the best Mad Scientist there can be!

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